Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers.
Insight: The puck bounced off Pominville several feet in front of the net and deflected past Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg and into the net. The score tied the game at two halfway through the third period. Boston, however, won, 3-2, in overtime. Pominville has six goals and 14 assists this season.
Description: Bruins winger Loui Eriksson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Boston won, 3-2, against Minnesota.
Insight: Eriksson took a pass from Carl Soderberg in the crease and finished with a goal one minute and 30 seconds into overtime. Eriksson had a goal, an assist and a plus-two rating on Wednesday. He has six goals and 11 assists in 32 games this season.
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider allowed only one goal, but lost, 1-0, versus the Senators.
Insight: Scheider did not have a ton of work, saving 14-of-15 shots on Wednesday, but Kyle Turris beat him on the power play in the first three minutes of the game. Despite the fact New Jersey had more than twice as many shots than Ottawa, they failed to score.
Description: Senators center Kyle Torris scored both goals in Ottawa's, 2-0, victory over New Jersey.
Insight: Turris scored on the power play early in the first period and then added an empty-net goal inside of one-second left in the game. Turris has six goals and 15 assists with a minus-eight rating in 31 games this season.
Description: Nashville center Mike Ribeiro scored his ninth goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Ribeiro scored within the first two minutes of the third period as Nashville took a, 2-1, lead, but Boston responded with a goal about two minutes later. The Predators eventually won in the shootout. Ribeiro has nine goals and 17 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Description: Blues right winger Vladimir Tarasenko recorded a hat trick on Tuesday.
Insight: Tarasenko scored three different way with the first goal coming on even strength in the middle of the first period, the second on the power play in the middle of the second and an empty-netter late in the third. Tarasenko has 20 goals and 15 assists with a plus-17 rating in 31 games this season.
Description: Jets center Mark Scheifele recorded three points during Tuesday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: he had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. Scheifele now has six goals and 16 points through 32 games, giving owners a reason to give him a look.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik scored two goals in the loss Tuesday.
Insight: Gaborik still did not post a plus-rating as the Kings as a team had a poor game. Los Angeles lost, 5-2, with the final goal coming with an empty net. Gaborik was the lone bright spot with two scores on three shots.
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his seventh straight start on Tuesday.
Insight: The winning streak continues as Bobrovsky recorded his first shutout of the season. Over the last seven games, Bobrovsky has allowed three goals just twice and fewer than two goals three times. For the fantasy owners that waited patiently for Bobrovsky to return, here is your reward.
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and then assisted Valtteri Filppula's empty-net goal as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, 3-1. Johnson has 10 goals, 23 assists and a plus-19 rating in 33 games this season.
Description: Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored Philadelphia's only goal on Tuesday as they lost, 3-1.
Insight: The game started great as the Flyers led, 1-0, at the end of the first period with Simmonds goal. Philadelphia nearly added a second goal in the final 10 seconds too. Tampa Bay took over the game after that, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes of the second period. Simmonds has 14 goals and eight assists in 30 games this season.
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: The goal evened the score at one at the beginning of the second period. Tampa Bay added another goal in the period and an empty-netter to win, 3-1. Along with his 18 goals, Stamkos has 17 assists with a plus-one rating.
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby has the mumps according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Insight: After his tests came back negative on Friday, second tests have apparently said Crosby has the disease spreading through the league. Crosby will miss Monday's game against the Lightning, which is a big loss for fantasy owners, but hopefully he returns shortly after that.
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short.
Insight: Vancouver moved Vrbata off the first line in Friday's practice, but starting the third period on Saturday, the Canucks had Vrbata back playing with the Sedins. Vrbata should stay there with his 12 goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby is still feeling ill and there is no word yet what is wrong according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Crosby underwent tests for the mumps, which has been spreading around the league, and when the tests came back negative, Crosby practiced Friday. Then on Saturday, he sat out again to undergo further tests. Pittsburgh next plays Tampa Bay on Monday and would really like to have Crosby back, along with all fantasy owners, but Sid's status is up in the air.
Description: Kings left winger Marian Gaborik will play on the third line Sunday.
Insight: Coach Darryl Sutter has played with his lines, and he has decided to move Gaborik and Justin Williams to the third line to play with Anze Kopitar. Gaborik has four goals and four assists in 18 games this season.
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had a great start on Saturday, but his goalie counterpart was even better.
Insight: Rinne made 32 saves and allowed just one goal, but Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced. Rinne still has the best numbers in the league with a 1.75 GAA, .937 save percentage and 19 victories.
Description: Blues goalie Jake Allen had his best game of the month on Saturday.
Insight: Allen has struggled since Brian Elliott went down with an injury and Martin Brodeur joined the team, so it was nice for him to play well in a victory. Allen made 23 saves on 25 shots as the Blues won, 3-2, in overtime.
Description: Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal to tie the game at one towards the end of the first period. Then in overtime, he assisted T.J. Oshie's game-winning goal as St. Louis won, 3-2. Shattenkirk has four goals, 22 assists and a plus-13 rating in 30 games this season.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a great Saturday night.
Insight: Lundqvist allowed just one third-period goal on 30 shots to lead the Rangers to a, 5-1, victory over the Canucks. He is 11-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA and .909 save percentage, which is very un-Lundqvist like. Perhaps Saturday will get him going.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time.
Insight: An early-season favorite for the Vezina Trophy, Miller has allowed 11 goals over the last three games, and in one of those contests, he played just 25 minutes. His save percentage in that stretch is .820. Hopefully Miller can get back on track with some time off as the Canucks play next on Wednesday.
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin scored a goal on Saturday to retake the points lead.
Insight: Earlier Saturday, Jakub Voracek of Philadelphia scored two points to take the league lead. Seguin scored the first goal of the game and then assisted the next goal to retake first place. Seguin has 38 points, including 23 goals, which also leads the league.
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider did not finish Saturday's game due to a coach's decision.
Insight: New Jersey pulled Schneider after he allowed four goals in the first two periods. He did make 29 saves though, facing 33 shots. Schneider continues to see the most work in the league and is 11-14-3 with a 2.61 GAA and .916 save percentage this season.
Description: Stars coach Lindy Ruff moved Jason Spezza back to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and Spezza responded with a goal and an assist on Saturday.
Insight: Spezza assisted Seguin's goal to start the game and then fewer than three minutes later, Seguin assisted Spezza's score. Spezza has six goals and 18 assists this season, and he is a must-start when he is on the top line. Unfortunately, he also comes with a minus-nine rating.
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk posted a better save percentage than his opposing goalie but got the loss.
Insight: Dubnyk made 32 saves on 35 shots whereas Nicklas Backstrom had 27 saves on 30 shots, but Backstrom did better in the shootout. Dubnyk has decent numbers, 5-2-2, 2.74 GAA and .917 save percentage, as Mike Smith's backup, but what is frustrating fantasy owners is the fact he has yet to take over the starting role. Dubnyk is 0-2-1 in his last three starts which will not win him the job.
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen won again on Saturday. 17
Insight: Andersen has won his last six starts as the Ducks are on a seven-game winning streak. Over that streak, Andersen's numbers haven't been that impressive as the Ducks offense has really carried them. Andersen has a .914 save percentage and a 2.40 GAA.
Description: Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo scored the game-tying power-play goal on Saturday as the Islanders rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2.
Insight: Okposo cleaned up a loose rebound to score his seventh goal of the season and tie the game with under 10 minutes left. Less than a minute later, Lubomir Visnovsky scored the game-winner. Okposo has 20 assists to go with those seven goals.
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a good game against the Lightning on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby shut out the Lightning through 55 minutes of the game. He allowed two late goals to make things interesting, but Washington added an empty-net goal as they won, 4-2. Holtby is 12-7-4 this season.
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday.
Insight: Not a great game for Stamkos but considering his most of his teammates were minus-one, minus-two or even minus-three in the, 4-2, loss, owners will take Stamkos' stats versus the Capitals. He has 17 goals and 16 assists this season.
Description: Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen scored his first goal in nearly a month.
Insight: Jokinen has been a huge disappointment which was expected after leaving the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played with Evgeni Malkin, for the Florida Panthers. Jokinen has three goals and 13 assists this season.
Description: Blue Jackets winger Boone Jenner didn't take a shot in the shootout at the end of the game, but had the most important penalty shot of Saturday's game versus the Penguins.
Insight: Jenner earned a penalty shot attempt with the Blue Jackets trailing, 2-1, inside of eight minutes left in regulation. He beat Thomas Greiss to tie the game. Jenner also had an assist on the first goal of the game on the power play.
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's glove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won his sixth straight start on Saturday.
Insight: It took a shootout, but Columbus picked up a much-needed two points as they try to get back into the playoff race. Bobrovsky made 33 saves, allowing three goals and the game-tying score with 10 seconds left in regulation. The goalie then stopped two-of-three shootout attempts from the Penguins.
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen earned the victory Friday against the Oilers.
Insight: He made 21 saves on 23 shots, and has now won six consecutive games. Anderson is an early candidate for the Vezina Trophy, as he sports a 16-4-4 record, with a 2.44 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded two points during Friday's victory against the Oilers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Another solid season for Getzlaf, who now has nine goals and 31 points through 30 games.